2018 Ford Taurus SHO: What You Need to Know

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A Sporty Ford That Doesn’t SHOw Off

At first glance, the Ford Taurus looks like your typical family sedan. It’s long, offers seating for five, has a smooth ride, and has a large trunk for carrying just about anything you can think of (within reason). However, one thing that separates the Taurus from most other large cars is a special, some would say historic, trim.

The Ford Taurus SHO has a history of defying what is normal for a large car. Introduced in 1989, the original SHO had a Yamaha-produced V6 engine, front-wheel drive, and a five-speed manual transmission from Mazda. It made just 220 horsepower.

In the mid-1990s, Ford replaced the V6 with a V8 and gave the SHO an automatic transmission. The Taurus suffered from poor sales and was retired in 1999. The Ford Five Hundred replaced it for a few years before Ford bought back the Taurus in 2008.

The sixth (and most recent) generation of the Taurus reintroduced the SHO model, this time offering drivers a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that pushes out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque with all-wheel drive.

The Taurus offers drivers the peace of mind of a large sedan and the performance chops of a smaller car. Read on to see why the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO may be the right car for you.